My Woodsong Collage

Pictures for perseverance.

Picture: Denny Hamlin Winning the 2016 Daytona 500

This is a great example of perseverance because Denny Hamlin (#11) has just finished the grueling 4-hour Daytona 500 in 1st place (Finishing any NASCAR race takes perseverance because you are driving a car at speeds of over 100 MPH, for around 4 hours, with short 16-second or less breaks unless you crash). In kindergarten during a class project he wrote that he wanted to win the Daytona 500.

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Picture: US Marines Raising the American Flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima

It took the Marines 35 days to secure the island. It took 4 days just to fight their way up Subarachi. It took perseverance in all the battles in the Pacific because the Japanese never surrendered. This was the hardest battle in US Marines in history.

Picture: Martin Luther King Jr.

Almost everybody knows what he did. He tried to earn civil rights for everybody. He led peace marches, gave inspirational speeches, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and was friends with John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (those were presidents). Sadly while standing on his hotel patio he was sniped by a guy hiding in a bathroom.
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Picture: The trial of Adolf Eichmann

I chose this because I was reading a book about the case of Adolf Eichmann. The Israelis had been looking for him to bring him to trail. There were delays, close calls and they had to smuggle him out of Argentina. Just finding him took around a decade, getting everything ready took a few weeks, kidnapping him took less than 25 seconds, hiding him went on for a few days, and flying him to Israel took 2 days. There was no room for error.
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Pictures: Israel

Israel has had to fight for it's existence since 1947 when it started it's rebellion. They won in 1949. A lot shorter than the American Revolution. Israel since then Israel has fought 16 wars alone and has had help only 3 times. It has won sixteen, 1 ended in stalemate, another ended with the Oslo I Accord, and has only once withdrawaled. THAT has to take perseverance.

Picture: Before and After: Joplin

As you can see the town banded together and persevered through tough times after the twister that killed 158 and injured over 1,500 tore through town. Almost the whole town was destroyed causing billions of dollars in damage. Now almost the whole town is restored and even more advanced.

Picture: A rare Smoky Quartz Crystal

If you look closely you can see a little bit of blood on the index finger. Then there is the chance of being seriously hurt or killed by lightning, rock slides, cave ins, claim jumpers, or you could get sick because of the cold, or get cut by the crystals or other sharp rocks. Those are just a FEW examples... and sometimes you can go a whole season without finding anything. You would be camping for a few weeks and if you are digging in the mountains you would have to hike a few miles just to get to the digging area.
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Picture: The US Coast Guard

These brave men and women battle waves and weather to save others. In 1952 they rescued 70 out of 84 people off of 2 destroyed oil tankers with only 5 boats and a few men in the middle of a massive and violent Nor'easter off of Cape Cod. Then during Hurricane Sandy they rescued all but 2 of the crew on the HMS Bounty. In the Pacific they saved 2 whole families from a sinking boat off of the Alaskan Coast. They also battled 20' waves while trying to save 3 fishermen from the're sinking boat.
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